Butterfly populations are a very good indicator of the health of an area's ecosystem !!


Avg. Wingspan: 5.5 - 8 cm / 2 1/2 - 3 1/3 "

Diet: caterpillars feed on passion flower leaves, storing up toxic chemicals retained throughout their lifespan.

Diet: adults prefer flower nectar, rotting fruit, and pollen.

Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta, Order: Lepidoptera

The single biggest threat to butterfly survival is habitat destruction!!